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Religion

Place to discuss and debate religion, in a civil way.

Himanshu Nautiyal , CEO, Gludo Oct, 06 2016

Why do we keep losing so much of our history?


Alam Ara - The first Hindi movie ever made. The only print (Only? In this day and age? Why? why?) was destroyed in a fire at the National Archives. 'Alam Ara' goes missing - Times of India


Kapil Dev's classic rescue of India with a blast of 175 in the 1983 Prudential World Cup when tottering at 10 runs for 6 wickets was never recorded on video because the BBC photographers (who were the only ones authorized to record) were on strike that day.


It finally makes me understand the paranoia about the loss of Vedas/all knowledge in our mythologies.


How many times have independent groups of humans invented fire and forgotten it? Agriculture? Hunting? The wheel?

Alam Ara - The first Hindi movie ever made. The only print (Only? In this day and age? Why? why?) was destroyed in a fire at the National Archives. 'Alam Ara' goes missing - Times of IndiaKapil Dev's classic rescue of India with a blast of 175 in the 1983 Prudential World Cup when tottering at 10 runs for 6 wickets was never recorded on video because the BBC photographers (who were the only ones authorized to record) were on strike that day. It finally makes me understand the paranoia about the loss of Vedas/all knowledge in our mythologies.How many times have independent groups of humans invented fire and forgotten it? Agriculture? Hunting? The wheel?

Aditya Meduri , Mechanical Engineering Undergrad Oct, 07 2016


History isn't something which is static, and can be lost. True, we may lose physical copies of the historical times like video tapes or photographs, the original copies of the Vedas or any other historical text, but history isn't about collecting physical or material items it is more about collecting impressions and ideas which transcend human lifetimes.

We may not know exactly how the wheel was invented, but the idea of the wheel has persisted over the millennia and has evolved into it's present form creating its own history. We shouldn't worry over how our history is being lost to time, but rather appreciate how newer history is being generated everyday, and ensure that ideas and impressions of our time carry on.

History isn't something which is static, and can be lost. True, we may lose physical copies of the historical times like video tapes or photographs, the original copies of the Vedas or any other historical text, but history isn't about collecting physical or material items it is more about collectin


Rahul Gupta , Techie by education, writer by profession, cu Oct, 07 2016


If not documented one lose the track of evolution and what remains is only perceptions of who are taking it forward verbally.

If we know how precisely the wheel was invented we might do much more than its simple implementation. There is a reason you are taught proofs of theorems etc. and not just its application.

If not documented one lose the track of evolution and what remains is only perceptions of who are taking it forward verbally.If we know how precisely the wheel was invented we might do much more than its simple implementation. There is a reason you are taught proofs of theorems etc. and not just its


Aditya Meduri , Mechanical Engineering Undergrad Oct, 07 2016


I'm not against documentation of history. In fact documentation gives us a clearer picture of the ideas, and impressions.

The best of care is being taken to preserve history in our country and in the world, but somethings are out of our control and history can be destroyed. We can either cry about it, or ensure the true ideas never get lost in the process of physical destruction.


I'm not against documentation of history. In fact documentation gives us a clearer picture of the ideas, and impressions.The best of care is being taken to preserve history in our country and in the world, but somethings are out of our control and history can be destroyed. We can either cry about it


Rohit pande , Have a view on many things but happy to thras Oct, 06 2016


Because we are so stretched in our present and uncertain about our future. The only thing we retain about our past are it's biases